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Know an Outstanding Caregiver? Nominate Him or Her for Caregiver of the Year!

The American Kidney Fund salutes all those who provide loving care to dialysis and kidney transplant patients. Each year, we present the Caregiver of the Year award to someone who goes “above and beyond” to provide care and support to a dialysis or kidney transplant patient.

Blog: Know the Connection Between High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease

Thomas Jones learned about the connection between high blood pressure and kidney disease the hard way. He’s made it his personal mission to make sure everyone in his community understands that high blood pressure can lead to kidney disease.

Take Action: Support Funding for Kidney Research

Join us in urging members of Congress to support increased funding for kidney disease research at the National Institutes of Health. More individuals are affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD) than by cancer or heart disease, yet CKD is underfunded compared to the research dollars invested in these and other diseases. Take action today!

Memphis Kidney Action Day Draws Public Officials

Two mayors, a U.S. Congressman and a state senator were on hand for AKF’s inaugural Memphis Kidney Action Day. Hundreds of area residents turned out to learn more about kidney disease and its risk factors, and to get free health screenings from the American Kidney Fund. Watch a slideshow of the event.

Free Nutrition Tracking App for Dialysis Patients

For dialysis patients, getting the right amount of nutrients and limiting daily fluid intake is critical. AKF has partnered with Sanofi Renal to bring a free app for iPhone and iPad, Kidney APPetite, to dialysis patients, nephrologists and renal dietitians.

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AKF works with organizations nationwide to carry out our mission. Learn more about our partner organizations.

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